4-2 | Newsgames: Journalism at Play

Book Review

Newsgames: Journalism at Play

Ian Bogost, Simon Ferrari, and Bobby Schweizer
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2010. Contents, images, notes, bibliography, index. 235 pp. $24.95 cloth. isbn: 9780262014878

by Thomas M. Malaby

First Paragraph:

Games and game-like dynamics continually increase the range of our digitally mediated experience. They make significant demands on our understanding of the wide-ranging, various subjects they affect, including those of work, entertainment media, and journalism. Authors Bogost, Ferrari, and Schweizer bring a powerful perspective on games and what they can do to the last of these. They provide a provocative framework for how we should think of (and design) games for a field whose challenges in a networked age have been well publicized.